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Eco-Business: Egypt produces jet biofuel from jatropha

Commercial aviation contributes about 2 per cent of global carbon emissions annually.
28.02.17 | Interesting article at Eco-Business

With an aim to cut aviation emissions, a research team in Egypt has developed an aviation fuel from jatropha — a plant grown in the desert — using sewage water. This is good news, if only the cost for the biofuel isn't prohibitive.

Researchers at Egypt’s National Research Centre have produced a biofuel suitable for aeroplanes after successful semi-industrial experiments conducted last December.

The centre was officially commissioned by the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation to find a local biofuel to power aircrafts. This was to support the implementation of the International Air Transport Association plan, aiming to halve carbon dioxide emissions caused by aviation companies by 2050.